The Selwyn Sports Have A Go Day and Try It Out Tuesdays, give adults and children the opportunity to experience various sports

Give sports a go

by Ann van Engelen

The team at Selwyn Sports Trust are bringing back the Have A Go Day at the West Melton Community Centre and Domain on Sunday, August 25 from midday to 3pm.

“We have a postponement day of September 1. The day is to provide the community with a range of physical activity to try such as bowls, group fitness, badminton, and basketball,” says Selwyn Sports Trust organiser Amy McClintock.

“The Hororata Highland Games team will be coming to do a show. At 1.30pm there will be a junior warrior have a go competition at Highland Games including porridge eating, haggis hurling and the farmers carry — it will be a lot of fun.

“It is great for families to come and spend the afternoon. There is football, touch and a variety of other sports for all ages and abilities. These events showcase what Selwyn has to offer with no obligation to sign up.”

The event is free, and there will be food and coffee available for purchase including a sausage sizzle by the West Melton Scouts.

“We also have, Try it out Tuesdays, a new initiative for children aged approximately six to nine years old. It is a chance to experience summer sports options and see what is available for them to participate now or in
the future.

“It is often their first experience at a sport, and we provide a very inclusive and encouraging environment. These events are at Ararira Springs Primary in Lincoln and Brookside Park, Rolleston on Tuesday, August 27, and September 3 at 3.45–4.45.”

Follow the Selwyn Sports Trust on Facebook for more information.